Pune - January 14, 2013 - KPIT Cummins (BSE: 532400, NSE: KPIT), a leading product engineering and IT consulting partner to manufacturing, automotive and energy & utilities corporations, today announced that it has won the prestigious Mahesh Modi Environmental Excellence Award for its revolutionary plug-in parallel hybrid solution Revolo. The award, given by the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) with the objective to foster technological innovation based on innovative science, recognizes KPIT Cummins' commitment towards building sustainable automotive solutions of tomorrow.

Revolo is a plug-in parallel hybrid solution that converts gasoline-powered vehicles into a hybrid within four to six hours, thereby enhancing fuel efficiency by 35% and reducing Green House Gas (GHG) emissions by over 30%. The solution comprises an electric motor, electronic motor controller, a battery pack, software for controlling the motor and batteries, and a battery management system.

Commenting on winning the award, Ravi Pandit, Chairman and Group CEO, KPIT Cummins said "We're honored by the recognition that ARAI has bestowed on us in the Mahesh Modi environmental excellence award. It is a reinforcement of the relevance of solutions like REVOLO that not only enhance fuel efficiency & reduce emissions, but can be implemented in the existing automobiles and are affordable to the common man."

The Mahesh Modi Environmental Technology Award is presented during the biennial Symposium on International Automotive Technology (SIAT) at ARAI in Pune to recognize scientific discoveries and technological innovations by individuals or groups in meeting the challenges posed by environmental conservation requirements.

KPIT Cummins has been working as a product engineering partner to global automotive OEMs and Tier 1s, in the areas of powertrain, body electronics, safety & security, infotainment & telematics, and in-vehicle networking platforms for more than 15 years. Its vast experience and deep expertise has made it capable of developing high quality technology solutions for the automotive industry.

About Mahesh Modi Environmental Technology Award

The Mahesh Modi Environmental Technology Award is given to recognize and honour outstanding technical innovation leading to commercially successful products, processes and services, which improve India's environment. The award was launched to meet the demands of the ever changing environment challenges that face manufacturers, suppliers and professionals in the transportation industries. Besides, the technological innovation must simultaneously help broaden interactions among academia; R&D, test agencies, industry & commercial sectors, and provide newer vehicles for commercialization.

About KPIT Cummins

KPIT Cummins, a global IT consulting and product engineering partner, is focused on co-innovating domain intensive technology solutions for corporations specializing in automotive & transportation, manufacturing and energy & utilities. A leader in technology solutions and services, KPIT currently partners with 165+ global corporations including Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), high-tech manufacturers and automotive Tier 1 companies. For more information visit www.kpitcummins.com.

For more information:

Charuta Patwardhan
charuta.patwardhan@kpitcummins.com
+91 20 6652 5201

Vijay Vinjimoor
vijay@gutenbergpr.com
+91 96863 49494

 

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